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  Of the Heinousness of Covetousness
In this respect covetousness is like a dropsy, which increaseth thirst by much drinking; and like a fire, which by addition of fuel is the more fierce.
The desire of a covetous man ariseth from abundance, and in that respect is unnatural; for nature is satisfied with sufficiency.
Covetousness is like Pharaoh's lean cows, 'which did eat up the fat cows; and when they had eaten them up, it could not be known that they had eaten them; but they were still as ill-favoured as at the beginning,' Gen. xii.
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Covetousness is a breach of the third commandment; 'Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.' Absalom's design was to get his father's crown, which was covetousness; but he talked of paying his 'vow to God,' which was to take God's name in vain.
Covetousness is a breach of the fourth commandment; 'Remember the Sabbath-day to keep it holy.' A covetous man does not keep the Sabbath holy; he will ride to fairs on a Sabbath; instead of reading in the Bible, he will cast up his accounts.
Covetousness is a breach of the eighth commandment 'Thou shalt not steal.' It is the root of theft: covetous Achan stole the wedge of gold.
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 Covetousness Quotes & Quotations compiled by GIGA
The covetous man cannot so properly be said to possess wealth, as that it may be said to possess him.
Covetous men are fools, miserable wretches, buzzards, madmen who live by themselves, in perpetual slavery, fear, suspicion, sorrow, discontent, with more of gall than honey in their enjoyments; who are rather possessed by their money than possessors of it.
Covetousness is a sort of mental gluttony, not confined to money, but craving honor, and feeding on selfishness.
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 SUMMA THEOLOGICA: Is covetousness a mortal sin?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-23)
For in this sense covetousness consists in the unjust taking or retaining of another's property, and this belongs to theft or robbery, which are mortal sins, as stated above (66, 6,8).
Covetousness is numbered together with mortal sins, by reason of the aspect under which it is a mortal sin.
Basil is speaking of a case wherein a man is bound by a legal debt to give of his goods to the poor, either through fear of their want or on account of his having too much.
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 Covetousness
Covetousness is defined as: "A greedy desire to have more; greedy of gain; marked by inordinate desire for wealth or possessions; seeking to get what is another's in an unlawful way." (Webster) B. From verse 13 we see that an attempt was made to involve Jesus in a quarrel over worldly things.
Covetousness is an immoral disposition originating in the heart as declared by Jesus in Mark 7:20-23.
Covetousness originates in the heart and powerfully shapes the life of an individual.
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 109. Covetousness. Hebrews 13:5
To covet is to think upon and hanker after anything which my acquirement of would result in injury to my neighbor.
The covetous are branded with the most detestable character of idolaters (Col. 3:5)—no doubt this is because they who are ruled by this lust adore their gold and put their trust in it, making a god of it.
Covetousness is an inordinate desire of the heart after the creature; which is a fruit of man’s apostasy from the Lord.
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 Summa Theologica
For covetousness [avaritia] denotes a certain greed for gold [aeris aviditas*], because, to wit, it consists in a desire for money, under which all external goods may be comprised.
Now covetousness is seemingly a sin of the flesh, for it results from the corruption of the flesh, as instanced in old people who, through corruption of carnal nature, fall into covetousness.
Reply to Objection 1: Covetousness with regard to a bodily object seeks the pleasure, not of the body but only of the soul, forasmuch as a man takes pleasure in the fact that he possesses riches: wherefore it is not a sin of the flesh.
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 Fgb Winter 99 Article #2
Many professing Christians look upon covetousness as quite a trifling matter, while the world applauds it as legitimate ambition, as business shrewdness, as prudence, etc. All sorts of excuses are made for this sin and plausible presences argued in its favour.
The covetous are branded with the most detestable character of idolaters (Col. 3:5)-no doubt this is because they who are ruled by this lust adore their gold and put their trust in it, making a god of it.
Covetousness is an inordinate desire of the heart after the creature; which is a fruit of man's apostacy from the Lord.
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 Battling the Unbelief of Covetousness   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-23)
Coveting is desiring anything other than God in a way that betrays a loss of contentment and satisfaction in Him.
He gives his reasons for not being covetous in verses 6-10 (which we will come back to), and then in verse 11 he tells Timothy to shun or to flee all that—to flee the love of money and the desire to be rich, namely, covetousness.
Jesus put it like this in Luke 12:15, "Beware of all covetousness; for a man's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions." If the word of the Lord needed confirming, there are enough miserable rich people in the world to prove that satisfied life does not come from having things.
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 Covetousness Is Idolatry > The Good News : July/August 1997   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-23)
Coveting eminently applies to this day and age, when so many people are drowning in debt because they have bought so many items they lusted after but couldn't afford.
We have seen that coveting is an insidious sin and that God equates covetousness with idolatry.
Covetousness is contrary to God's own nature and can keep us from the real joy of God's salvation-eternal life in His Kingdom.
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 Summa Theologica (SS_Q118_A4)
For in this sense covetousness consists in the unjust taking or retaining of another's property, and this belongs to theft or robbery, which are mortal sins, as stated above (Q[66], AA[6],8).
Reply to Objection 1: Covetousness is numbered together with mortal sins, by reason of the aspect under which it is a mortal sin.
Reply to Objection 2: Basil is speaking of a case wherein a man is bound by a legal debt to give of his goods to the poor, either through fear of their want or on account of his having too much.
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 Today's Word: 1 Thessalonians 2:5b   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-23)
Covetousness uses a cloak for its own ends.
"By covetousness they will exploit you with deceptive words; for a long time their judgment has not been idle, and their destruction does not slumber" (2 Peter.
People who join in the idolatry of covetousness also employ phony pretexts to take advantage of others.
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 "Temperance" - Covetousness    (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-23)
Covetousness as you know is not to be a part of the Christian's character.
Heb 13:5 Let your manner of life be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
This sin slowly infiltrates your whole way of life and in most cases you do not know you are guilty of covetousness until you are on the thresh-hold of idolatry.
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Jesus said in Luke 12:15, "Take heed and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth." This is a good definition of covetousness.
Covetousness is lust or evil desire for money or material things.
The church is commanded to withdraw fellowship from a covetous member (1 Cor.
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 Directions Against Covetousness
But many a one revileth others as covetous that is covetous himself; yea, covetous men are aptest to accuse others of covetousness, and of selling too dear, and buying too cheap, and giving too little, because they would get the more themselves.
Others are accused as covetous, because they satisfy not the covetous desires of those they deal with, or that expect much from them, and because they give not where it is not their duty, but their sin to give.
No man that hath any thing, shall escape the censure of being covetous, as long as there is another in the world that coveteth that which he hath: selfishness looketh to no rules but their own desires.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Covetousness
In its specific meaning, covetousness looks to riches in themselves, whether of money or of property, whether possessed or not, and pertains less to their acquisition than to their possession or accumulation.
The capital sin of covetousness is in reality rather a vice or inclination to sin, which is sinful only in that it proceeds from the unholy condition of original sin in which we are born, and because it leads us into sin.
Even when indulged, covetousness is not a grievous sin, except in certain conditions which involve offence of God or the neighbour, e.g.
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 Covetousness - The Root of All Evil
Covetousness deceives and slays us except for the convicting power of God’s Holy Spirit and His deliverance; for it is the uncontrolled yearning to have, to have more and more and still more, until it kills the soul of man, and then he abides under the curse and wrath of God forever!
Covetousness is a breach of the fourth commandment: “Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy.” God has given us six days to labor and prepare for the seventh day of rest, worship and relaxation before God.
Covetousness also breaks the ninth commandment: “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.” The covetous man breaks this commandment when he lies to his neighbor for advantage.
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 Vines Topical Bible   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-23)
"covetousness," lit., "a desire to have more" (pleon, "more," echo, "to have"), always in a bad sense, is used in a general way in Mark 7:22 (plural, lit., "covetings," i.e., various ways in which "covetousness" shows itself); Rom.
lit., "money-loving," is rendered "covetous" in the AV of Luke 16:14; 2 Tim.
24, points out the main distinction between pleonexia and philarguria as being that between "covetousness" and avarice, the former having a much wider and deeper sense, being "the genus of which philarguria is the species." The "covetous" man is often cruel as well as grasping, while the avaricious man is simply miserly and stinting.
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 Covetousness
Covetousness is one of the topics in focus at Global Oneness.
Covetousness manifesting in acquisitiveness, bringing about longing for what is thought about, in its turn inducing conceit.
Covetousness: cupidity, a son sprung from Brahma in an evil hour.
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 Blue Letter Bible - Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Isa 57:17 — For the iniquity of his covetousness was I wroth, and smote him: I hid me, and was wroth, and he went on frowardly in the way of his heart.
But thine eyes and thine heart [are] not but for thy covetousness, and for to shed innocent blood, and for oppression, and for violence, to do [it].
And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.
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 Covetousness ... a modern idolatry
The command also includes coveting you neighbor's livestock and his property - 'anything that is your neighbor's'.
Any society which tolerates such sexual covetousness and self-gratification is being gnawed away internally and faces collapse.
Nor, for the Christian, may covetousness be considered as a 'lesser sin'.
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'Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his man-servant, nor his maid-servant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.' Exod xx 17.
Augustine defines covetousness Plus velle quam sat est; 'to desire more than enough;' to aim at a great estate; to be like the daughter of the horse-leech, crying, 'Give, give.' Prov xxx 15.
Covetousness is a breach of the seventh commandment, 'Thou shalt not commit adultery.' It causes uncleanness; you read of the 'hire of a whore.' Deut xxiii 18.
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 Summa Theologica (SS_Q118_A3)
This is opposed to justice, and in this sense covetousness is mentioned (Ezech.
In this way covetousness is opposed to liberality, which moderates these affections, as stated above (Q[117], A[2], ad 3, A[3], ad 3, A[6]).
In this sense covetousness is spoken of (2 Cor.
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 Landmines in the Pathway of the Believer - Covetousness - Charles Stanley - In Touch Ministries   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-23)
The landmine of covetousness could be a serious problem for you.
Covetousness is a fixation, a strong desire for something that you do not have, causing you to believe that happiness and satisfaction will not come until you possess it.
Be sure to join Dr. Stanley for his message on how to deal with THE LANDMINE OF COVETOUSNESS March 13, 2005.
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 ACRES OF DIAMONDS - (THE SIN OF COVETOUSNESS)
Covetousness causes discontentment and unhappiness in many a lives.
Those who live for a purpose, seeking to benefit and bless their fellow men and to honor and glorify their Redeemer are the truly happy ones on the earth, while the man who is restless, discontented, and seeking this and testing that, hoping to find happiness, is always complaining of disappointment.
Systematic benevolence is designed in the order of God to tear away treasures from the covetous as fast as they are gained, and to consecrate them to the Lord, to whom they belong.
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 Covetousness
Covetousness (the excessive desire and greed for gain) is sin.
Covetousness should have no place among the body of believers, the house of God.
G. Covetousness leads to "many sorrows" (1 Timothy 6:10; James 5:1).
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 Teaching Transcript - Covetousness Pt.2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-23)
As we talk about this covetous spirit, this lust, not only the insatiable desire to have more—that’s natural to the flesh.
The pride, the selfishness that wants the most, the best, that sin in and of itself, pales when you contrast it to the sin of judging God unfaithful, of devaluing the worth of His provision and His presence by having lives that are discontent.
With the exception of a few, everybody still has a greater value on their list than they do on God’s purpose of two being better than one, of it’s not good for man to be alone.
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 TG Covet, Covetousness
7: 7; Mosiah 13: 24) Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house.
Woe to him that coveteth an evil covetousness.
cease to be covetous, learn to impart one to another.
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 God's Blessings or Covetousness?
The word translated "covetousness" from the original Greek of the New Testament is "pleon exia", which comes from two words that mean 'more' and the verb 'to have", literally 'to have' (or wanting) more.
You must realize that the sin of covetousness is listed together with immorality in its seriousness, and states that people who live in these things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
We are to be good stewards they'll say- our house and all our possessions are really God's property that He has blessed us with and we have only to use it wisely.
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 Covetousness
ISA 57:17 For the iniquity of his covetousness was I wroth, and smote him: I hid me, and was wroth, and he went on frowardly in the way of his heart.
JER 22:17 But thine eyes and thine heart are not but for thy covetousness, and for to shed innocent blood, and for oppression, and for violence, to do it.
HOS 10:1 Israel is an empty vine, he bringeth forth fruit unto himself: according to the multitude of his fruit he hath increased the altars; according to the goodness of his land they have made goodly images.
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